03rd February 2002, Volume 8, Issue 29

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politicspic1.jpg (17848 bytes) How CBK is out-foxing
the UNF

By suranimala

While President Chandrika Kumaratunga signalled her intentions of taking on the United National Front government head-on last week, the non-confrontational approach of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was threatening the long term stability of the new administration.

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Probe on CBK's act of 'cheating'

By Frederica Jansz

Following an expose in The Sunday Leader of January 27, 2002, an investigation has been launched by Finance Minister K. N. Choksy to find out why the Director General of Customs followed an order by President Chandrika

Kumaratunga purporting to act as finance minister, six days after Choksy had taken oaths as the new finance minister.


UNP Chairman Malika Samarawickrama last week paid a call on the Mahanayake of the Amarapura Nikaya, the most Ven. Madihe Pannaseeha Thero, to receive his blessings on his new appointment.

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Going soft on a paper General

By Frederica Jansz

Stunning disclosures into the horrifying mass murder of ten Muslim youth at Udathalwinna on December 5, last year reveal that the new United National Front government is soft peddling the shocking assassinations. Senior cops investigating the dastardly crime have been ordered to leave General Anuruddha Ratwatte and his two sons, Lohan and Chanuka - alone.

This is despite the fact that damning evidence the police have unearthed prove the former deputy defence minister's culpability in the killing of the ten youth. (see box).

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